The driver-focused mid-engined hybrid supercar is in Singapore ahead of a series of exclusive appointments and public displays at Aston Martin Singapore until Monday, Feb 20.
The Valhalla is a formidable technological showcase, featuring chassis, aerodynamic and electronics expertise forged in Formula 1 and cutting-edge hybrid powertrain technology.
Originally planned with a mid-engined 950bhp petrol/battery-electric powertrain, the Valhalla gets carbon fibre structure and aerodynamics shaped by the pioneering philosophy first seen in the revolutionary Aston Martin Valkyrie.
With further development, Valhalla is now set to produce 1,012PS through its full hybrid system.
Its all-new PHEV powertrain features electric motors and a rear-mid-mounted 4.0-litre twin-turbo bespoke V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft for increased responsiveness to push out 800PS.
The 150kW/400V battery hybrid system utilises a pair of E-Motors with one mounted on the front axle and the other on the rear axle.
The electric system contributes a further 204PS for a headline combined power output of 1,012PS.
When driven in EV mode battery power is directed exclusively to the front axle.
In other driving modes battery power is split between the front and rear axles, the percentage sent to each axle constantly varies according to driving demands.
In certain situations, 100% of battery power can be sent to the rear axle, supplementing the full force of the V8 engine for maximum performance.
Transmission is an all-new 8-speed DCT exclusively designed and built for Aston Martin.
This new paddle-shift gearbox has been developed specifically for the hybrid era featuring e-reverse and Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (E-Diff) on the rear axle for maximum traction and handling agility.
Running in EV-only mode, Valhalla will be capable of a maximum of 130kph and has a zero-emission range of 15km.
Unleashing all 1,012PS the Valhalla will reach a top speed of 350kph and will complete the sprint from 0-100kph in just 2.5 seconds.
In terms of outright track capability, a stunning 6:30 Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time is being targeted.
Built around a new carbon fibre tub for maximum stiffness with minimum weight penalty, the Valhalla gets Formula 1 style push rod front suspension complete with inboard mounted springs and dampers reducing unsprung mass.
Together with the rear-end’s multi-link design, Valhalla uses Multimatic Variable Spring rate and Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) Damper units providing adjustable ride frequency for exceptional performance on road and track.
Uncorrupted by the need for aggressive wings that jut into the airstream, Valhalla’s predominantly carbon fibre body blends function and beauty in a manner that befits a new generation of mid-engined supercar.
Spectacular forward-hinged dihedral doors bring drama to the beginning and end of every journey.
Other features include full LED Matrix headlights with adaptive functionality and high-beam assist, Dual Zone Air Conditioning, Auto Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Active Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear View Parking Camera with Surround View option.
Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman said the Valhalla is an opportunity for the brand's design team to express extreme performance with fresh form and proportion, and to capture the brand’s bold future-forward approach.
“Though the legacy of Valkyrie is clear, Valhalla is now a more mature, fully resolved piece of design. One which combines the pure aerodynamic function you would expect from a marque competing in Formula One® together with the beautiful form, striking proportions and exemplary detailing for which Aston Martin is renowned,” he said.